ERIC Number: ED182645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Group Counseling for Counselor Candidates: The Group Log.
DeEsch, Jesse B.
This article describes the use of a Group Log to evaluate the personal growth experienced and group skills learned in group counseling in which the counselor-in-training writes a Group Log for each group experience. The evaluation criteria of the log are presented in terms of therapeutic forces and group dynamics observed, self-awareness recognized while being a group member, detected feelings and observed behaviors of other group members, and the means of enhancing the group's progress. The beneficial aspects to students writing these logs include the following: (1) using recognition and recall skills to assess the importance of behaviors related to effective group movement; (2) gaining insight through introspective thoughts relative to one's own involvement as a group member; (3) being conscious of the uniqueness of other members; and (4) developing potential leader interventions through relationship to recognized behaviors and sensed feelings. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Newark, NJ, October 25-26, 1979)